The non-fungible token industry is not over yet as “The Tiger King” star Joe Exotic prepares to launch his NFT drop from prison with some outside help.
Cryptocurrency Club Founded in New York More announced Tuesday entered the celebrity NFT space with an auction on behalf of former zoo operator and TV star Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, known professionally as Joe Exotic.
With the support of entertainment attorney Brad Smalls for Rozenfeld Meyer & Susman, the convicted animal abuser plans to sell some of his belongings with digital goods and tokens from a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Material items include Maldonado-Passage’s favorite pistol and holster, a jacket typically worn in the “Tiger King” series, and authentic audio recordings from the prison.
Starting this Friday, the public can bid on “The Tiger King” NFT auction held on Mintable, the leading NFT marketplace. The winners of the auction will acquire physical items with certificates of certification as well as 3D digital models of each tangible collectible.
tiger king was convicted In many felony cases, they include being hired for murder and violating laws protecting endangered species. Maldonado-Passage killed five tigers to make room for other cats at his pet zoo in Oklahoma. He was also convicted of soliciting two hitmen to kill his foe and animal sanctuary owner Carole Baskin.
According to National Geographic, Maldonado-Passage also attempted to brokerage in the illegal sale of lion cubs over the telephone as he awaits trial at the Grady County Jail.
Maldonado-Passage sees the decline in NFTs as an opportunity to give back to its loyal fan base. “It is great to have a voice through blockchain technology and I am honored to be the first to introduce more celebrity NFTs,” he said, “whether you love me or hate me that will make you happy. Looks like I did, don’t doubt that everyone wants a piece of The Tiger King!”
More CEO and founder Peter Klamka said the initiative will help the company adopt blockchain technology into the mainstream, noting that the NFT industry gives people access to authentically unique items that they would not be able to access otherwise. “There is no better way to join the mainstream in blockchain technology than by tying up familiar faces and names,” Klamka said.
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